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Tech Insight: Calendly Vs Microsoft Bookings

In this insight, we take a brief look at Calendy contrasted against Microsoft Bookings and highlight some of the pros and cons of each. Calendy  Founded in 2013, Calendy is a SaaS meeting and event scheduling app for website, Chrome extension or mobile app, which has 100+ partner integrations, and has 10 million users worldwide. … Continue reading Tech Insight: Calendly Vs Microsoft Bookings


Tech News : Excel Collaboration Now Easier

Microsoft Excel’s new @mentions feature allows users to create, assign, and track tasks in a workbook, thereby making collaboration in Excel easier. Added To Roadmap 2020  The @mentions feature, which was added to Excel for the web in 2020 and added to the Microsoft 365 roadmap in January 2021, has been made popular through its … Continue reading Tech News : Excel Collaboration Now Easier


Tech News : Climate Change Affecting Data Centres

A Google data centre going offline in July due to a cooling related failure is just one of a slew of challenges posed by climate change that the big tech companies are facing. Heatwave Knocks London Data Centre Offline  The heatwave in July caused outages due to cooling problems at a London data centre used … Continue reading Tech News : Climate Change Affecting Data Centres


Sustainability In-Tech : Last-Mile Drone Parcel Delivery Offers Sustainability Benefits

Researchers from US Carnegie Mellon University have concluded that quadcopter drones produce much less greenhouse gas emissions than traditional alternatives for last-mile delivery. The Problem  The point of the research was to shine a light on the energy productivity of freight transportation, which has traditionally been a real challenge in an overwhelmingly petroleum-powered transport sector … Continue reading Sustainability In-Tech : Last-Mile Drone Parcel Delivery Offers Sustainability Benefits


Security Stop-Press : Millions At Risk From Malicious Browser Extensions

A new report from Kaspersky says that millions of people may be at risk from adware hiding in browser extensions, and from malware, adware, and riskware disguised as browser extensions. The advice is to protect devices from malicious browser plugins by only downloading them from trusted sources, and to always check reviews and ratings.


Tech Tip – How To Use Notepad To Test Your Antivirus

Here’s a simple tip using Notepad to check if your antivirus is working as it should: – Open Notepad. – Type X5O!P%@AP[4\PZX54(P^)7CC)7}$EICAR-STANDARD-ANTIVIRUS-TEST-FILE!$H+H* into notepad. – Save the file as either e.g., test.exe or test.bat (cyber criminals often exploit bat as well as exe files to launch malicious scripts). – Scan the file with your antivirus … Continue reading Tech Tip – How To Use Notepad To Test Your Antivirus


Tech Insight : What Is Microsoft Azure?

In this insight, we look at what Microsoft Azure is, plus what it offers businesses. Azure  Microsoft Azure (formerly Windows Azure) is Microsoft’s public cloud computing platform. Public cloud refers to cloud computing services offered over the public Internet and available to anyone, i.e. the services are shared with multiple customers rather than just controlled … Continue reading Tech Insight : What Is Microsoft Azure?


Tech News : Major NHS Supplier Hit By Ransomware Attack

Advanced, an IT supplier to the NHS, has been hit by a ransomware attack that could take a month to recover from. What Happened?  Birmingham-based ‘Advance’ provides digital services to the NHS such as patient check-in and NHS 111. The company’s Adastra software works with 85 per cent of NHS 111 services. Advanced reported spotting … Continue reading Tech News : Major NHS Supplier Hit By Ransomware Attack


Tech News : New WhatsApp Feature : Leave Silently

New privacy features being rolled out this month mean that WhatsApp users can now leave group chats silently. Three New Privacy Features  WhatsApp has announced the introduction of three new privacy features: Leave Groups Silently, Choose Who Can See When You’re Online, and Screenshot Blocking For View Once Messages. Leave Groups Silently – For users … Continue reading Tech News : New WhatsApp Feature : Leave Silently


Featured Article : Ofcom Investigates Whether 999 Calls Work (Via VoIP) During Emergencies

Communications regulator Ofcom has opened an investigation to make sure that telecoms providers are complying with rules to ensure that there is always uninterrupted access to 999 calls. Investigation Into Compliance With General Condition A3.2(b)  The new investigation will essentially decide whether providers are operating in a way that meets with General Condition A3.2(b), which relates to … Continue reading Featured Article : Ofcom Investigates Whether 999 Calls Work (Via VoIP) During Emergencies